You certainly received answers from very experienced and accomplished photographers. I noticed that you shoot 35mm. That means that you will have to expose and develop the entire roll the same. In the event that you encounter a different situation halfway through you have to decide whether to load a new roll or compromise the previous shots. One of the obvious benefits of using LF is that you can expose and develop every sheet as you choose.
On other threads I have noticed that some photographers use a lower EI than published for b&w film to gain more detail in the shadows.